Tattoos are colorful and intricate ways of showing off the beauty of the body, your rebellious side and now more commonly than ever before, your most lucrative asset — that pays big bucks. From painstaking efforts at resembling creatures to the ever-changing nature of "the world's most tattooed," thousands of dollars spent on tattoos are now turning hobbies into full-blown careers. Check out top fifteen folks who have turned their ink into careers!
Etienne Dumont is an art and culture critic in Switzerland. Although, that’s not why he is famous. Dumont’s body is covered with floral and tribal tattoos. Plus, check out that crazy horn on top of his head!
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Julia Gnuse started to get tattoos to cover up a rare skin condition where sunlight causes severe blistering to her skin. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Gnuse is the most tattooed woman on the planet with 95 percent body coverage.
Horace Ridler has spent over 150 hours in the tattoo parlor with a pattern of curved stripes. Also known as “The Zebra Man,” Ridler dons some pretty interesting piercings too.
This man was so obsessed with breaking world records, he actually changed his named to “Guinness.” He owns several records, but is most famous for his tattoos. Rishi has over 200 world flags inked all over his body, 49 of which are on his head.
Isobel Varley was the record holder for world’s most tattooed senior. Over 95 percent of her body was covered in ink. Although she didn’t get her first tattoo until the age of 49, she added over 200 more before her death in 2015.
Tom Leppard was once the world’s most tattooed man. He covered his entire body with tattoos to make him look more like a leopard. Today, Leppard holds the record for “most tattooed male senior citizen” in the world.
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Lucky Diamond Rich
If you couldn’t tell by looking at him, Lucky Diamond Rich is the world’s most tattooed man. He is completely 100 percent covered in ink, including the inside of his mouth and eyelids. Lucky dethroned Tom Leppard this in 2006.